Explain how the ankle joint differs from the knee joint.

Task Name: Phase 4 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 10–12 slides with 2 images
Details: Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

This week, as the outreach education coordinator, the athletic trainer for the town’s high school has asked you for help. She has several student athletic trainers under her supervision who volunteer at the high school’s sporting events. The football season for the boys and the volleyball season for the girls are in full swing. The athletic trainer would like some help explaining the anatomy of the leg; more specifically, the knee and ankle joints. Then, she will demonstrate first aid for injuries to these joints. Complete the following:

  • List and define the parts of a basic synovial joint.
  • Using images of the knee joint, show the following ligaments:
    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
    • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
    • Medial collateral ligament (MCL), also referred to as the tibial collateral ligament (TCL)
    • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL), also referred to as the fibular collateral ligament (FCL)
  • Discuss how these ligaments stabilize the knee.
  • Explain how the ankle joint differs from the knee joint.
    • Discuss the most common ligament injury in the ankle.
  • Provide citations and references in APA format.